Russia: Over 100 Dissidents Arrested in Navalny Birthday Protests

Russians living in over 100 cities around the world held demonstrations on Sunday to support jailed dissident Alexei Navalny on his birthday. It was Navalny’s third birthday since he narrowly survived an assassination attempt in Siberia, recuperated in Germany, and was thrown in prison upon arriving back in Moscow.

Russian activists residing in Georgia rally in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on June 4, 2023, Alexei Navalny's 47 birthday, in front of the former Russian embassy in Tbilisi. (Photo by Vano SHLAMOV / AFP) (Photo by VANO SHLAMOV/AFP via Getty Images)

Russian Foreign Ministry: Trump Arrest a ‘Crisis of Liberalism’

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Wednesday refused to comment on the arrest of former President Donald Trump, ostensibly because doing so would constitute interference with America’s internal affairs. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, however, ventured that Trump’s arrest represented a “crisis of liberalism.”

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov moderates Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual press conference at the Manezh exhibition hall in central Moscow on December 23, 2021. (Photo by NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA / AFP) (Photo by NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP via Getty Images)

Biden, Scholz in Private White House Huddle to Address Ukraine

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will visit the White House on Friday for a private meeting with President Joe Biden. The two will reportedly spend time alone together as both allies look to secure further weapons and funding for Ukraine while working on a joint plan to stymie any attempt by China to do the same in support of Russia.